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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 19, 2013 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Prior to his arrest in 1985...

Whatever the case, his somewhat overindulgent interest in food was readily apparent.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 19, 2013 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Prior to his arrest in 1985...

Saw the JGB in Middletown NY in '84, Jerry looked like a hockey goalie up there on stage.

When he sang the "anyone who sweats like that must be alright" we thought he was gonna drop.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 19, 2013 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Prior to his arrest in 1985...

No kidding. It was glaringly obvious at the time that he was not exactly leading a healthy lifestyle. But what really strikes me now is when I go back and see pics from when I first saw the band in '78, when Jerry still looked like (and was perceived as) basically the coolest hippie ever, and '85, by which time he had morphed into Grandpa Cookie Monster on Life Support.

A speeded-up time motion thing from those years would be astounding. Koyaanisqatsi: Jerry's Life Out of Balance.

From this (78) ...

http://www.tdpri.com/telephoto/data/547/medium/Jerry_1978.jpg

To this ('85) ...

http://www.hulstphotography.com/gratefuldead/2/images/JERRY-6.jpg

By way of this (off stage, 1978) ...

http://store.rockartshow.com/images/products/mw025a.jpg



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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 20, 2013 4:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Prior to his arrest in 1985...

Fantastic post. From the Koyaanisqatsi reference to the pic of Jerry clutching the GD equivalent of the nuclear "football." Three cheers!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 20, 2013 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Prior to his arrest in 1985...

Thanks. It's the early influence of that Cleveland water. It inspires a person to great heights of nerdish time wasting :-)

One thing that really struck me is the differences in relative size between Jerry's girth and the size of his guitars. Unless Wolf (?) and Tiger (?) were all that different in size, that is one big change. By '85, he seems to be carrying a Toys R Us guitar. Perhaps in solidarity with Brent.